Protecting Your Personal Information Is Paramount to Us
We know how important the appropriate use of your personal information is to you. This is why we take the protection of our customers’ personal information very seriously. When you visit our website, we routinely collect your IP address, the URL of the page you used to access our site, the URL of any of our site’s internal pages you browse as a part of your visit, the session date and the time you spent on our site. This type of information transfer is depersonalised, and constitutes internet protocol that ensures the safe operation of our servers.
We store the details you provide when completing one of our online customer forms on our servers. We only use the information to process your request. We shall keep your personal information strictly confidential, and we will not pass on personal information to any third party.
Data protection responsibilities and accountability:
Conrad Connect GmbH
Klaus Conrad Strasse 1
Personal information is any information that renders an individual identifiable. It includes among other things your name, your address, and your email address. You may browse our webpage without providing any personal or otherwise sensitive information. However, in some cases, we may ask you to provide your name, your address and other related details to ensure a timely and smooth delivery of the services requested by you.
This also applies if we send you any information explicitly requested by you, or if we reply to any enquiries made by you. We will, however, notify you accordingly. Moreover, we only store data provided by you voluntarily, or being automatically generated when using our platform.
Whenever you use one of our services, we only collect the data necessary to deliver the service. We may ask you for further details which you may or may not provide. Also, we shall only process your personal information to deliver our services, or meet our business objectives.
Automated Collection of Non-personal Data
Every time you visit our website, your browser automatically collects and forwards a certain type of information to our servers contained in so-called server logs. The collected information includes:
- time and date of the visit
- requested page
- referrer URL
- result status codes (URL found, URL not found etc)
- type and version of the browser used
- IP address of the visitor
- amount of bytes served
Information contained in server logs will not be not correlated to other data in order to identify you as an individual. We use the collected information to optimise features and functionality thereby fully complying with § 6(1) GDPR.
To maximise data security and to protect our servers against cyber attacks, we store server log information for a limited time only, anonymizing the data by truncating the IP address after seven days, to prevent individual users from being rendered identifiable. We use the anonymized data for producing web analysis reports, including the total number of page requests in our statistical site review released on a biannual basis. However, we do not correlate the data to other user-related information, or pass on the information to any third party.
If you do not agree with Conrad Connect using cookies you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you wish to do so, go to the Extras menu of your browser and select “Settings” or “Internet Options” and follow the instructions. However, declining cookies means that certain functional aspects of our webpage may no longer be available to you.
Google Tag Manager
We use Google Tag Manager (GTM) for tracking and analytics. GTM does not collect any personal information. It is a tool that automatically updates the code snippets of tags that, in turn, may collect sensitive information. GTM does not use these data. However, even if you decline cookies or deactivate URL-based session tracking, tags managed via GTM will still be enabled. For more details, see https://www.google.com/analytics/tag-manager/use-policy/.
DoubleClick by Google
If you do not agree with Google using cookies you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies. However, declining cookies means that certain functional aspects of our webpage may no longer be available to you. Moreover, you can object to data being collected, transferred and processed by Google by downloading a browser plug-in that disables DoubleClick here. Alternatively, use the opt-out you can find under "Right to Withdraw Consent" to deactivate DoubleClick.
Google AdWords Conversion Tracking
If you would like to find out more about how conversion tracking works, and your options when it comes to preventing Google from using cookie-based information, check out https://www.google.com/settings/u/0/ads/authenticated.
If you have previously agreed to your browser history and your Google account being synchronised (https://www.google.com/settings/u/0/ads/authenticated), and to your Google account details being used to show you personalised ads, Google’s remarketing tool will be enabled across a range of devices. This means that Google uses your Google ID to recognise you on different mobile devices, but does not collect any personal information in the process.
Google Analytics (Depersonalised)
If you are viewing our site on a mobile device such as a smartphone or a tablet, and if you want to prevent your browsing behaviour from being tracked by Google Analytics you need to use this link. The link also constitutes a working alternative to the above mentioned browser add-on. Clicking the link creates an opt-out cookie that specifically applies to the URL and the browser you use. Deleting the browser history also results in the cookie being deleted, means you need to click the link again to opt out of GA tracking.
If you have agreed to Google synchronising your web and app browser history with your Google account, and using personal data from your Google account to serve personalised ads, Google will link these data to information collected by Google Analytics in order to set up target groups for cross-device remarketing purposes. If you visit our website, Google will collect your Google ID and hence your personal information via our Google account, followed by Google Analytics temporarily correlating your Google ID to your Google Analytics data to help us refine our target groups.
If you object to your personal information being used for cross-device marketing, log in to your Google account and change your account settings accordingly.
Facebook Custom Audience Pixel
If you want to object to Facebook showing you our personalised ads, you may opt out using the opt-out you can find under "Right to Withdraw Consent":
We use customer support software provided by Zendesk Inc., 989 Market Street #300, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA, to handle customer enquiries. If you contact us using this service by completing the relevant form on our webpage, we collect and process personal information including your full name, postal address, phone number and email address in order to deal with your request. Zendesk has signed up to the Privacy Shield Framework, complying with all general data protection regulations. More details on how Zendesk uses your personal information are available at http://www.zendesk.com/company/privacy. If you have any questions, please email Zendesk’s Data Protection Office at email@example.com.
If you contact us via email or by completing the form on our webpage, we shall keep any personal information you provide in the process strictly confidential. Moreover, we shall use your personal information for the sole purpose of dealing with your request, and shall store your details and contact history only to facilitate follow-up questions, and, if necessary, getting in touch with you. By completing the contact form on our webpage you agree to your personal information being processed in compliance with §6(1a) GDPR. However, you may withdraw your consent at any time by sending us an email.
Zendesk Inc and Conrad Connect GmbH have entered into a Data Processing Agreement, ensuring that our use of your personal information fully complies with Germany’s strict data protection law
You can find the data policy of Hotjar here: https://www.hotjar.com/privacy
You can permit Hotjar from collecting data by clicking the following link and following the given instructions or use the opt-out you can find under "Right to Withdraw Consent": Hotjar Opt-out
Twilio Text Messaging
We use the Twilio API text messaging platform owned by Twilio Inc., 375 Beale Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA. Twilio have signed up to covered by the EU-US Privacy Shield framework. We use the services provided by Twilio in compliance with §6 (1) GDPR based on a Personal Data Processing Agreement conforming to §28 GDPR.
Conrad Connect is an online platform that enables interconnecting and managing different brands of smart electronic products. In order to do so, you need to log on to Conrad Connect via a PC or mobile device which results in personal information being collected in the process. We know how important the appropriate use of your personal information is to you. Means we will only use this information in full compliance with both Germany’s Federal Data Protection Act, and the Federal Media Privacy Act. How precisely we make sure your personal information is protected is outlined below.
Conrad Connect allows you to change and monitor the settings of a variety of devices via the internet. When signing up for the service, we collect and store the following information contained in the automated server logs forwarded by your browser:
- time and date of the visit
- requested page
- referrer URL
- result status codes (URL found, URL not found etc)
- type and version of the browser used
- visitor IP address
- amount of bytes served
We depersonalise all data we collect as a result from you using our services. As depersonalised data do not compromise your personal information, the Federal Data Protection Act (DGSVO) does not apply. This means that depersonalised data may be processed and shared with third parties.
If you use Stripe as a payment provider, your payment will be processed by Stripe Payments Europe Ltd, Block 4, Harcourt Centre, Harcourt Road, Dublin 2, Ireland. To enable the transaction, and in compliance with §6(1) GDPR, we will pass on both order and payment details including your name, home address, bank account or credit card number (if applicable), total amount due, currency and transaction number to Stripe. However, we share your personal details with Stripe Payment Europe for payment processing purposes only. Your data will not be disclosed to any third party. More details on how Stripe uses your personal information are available at https://stripe.com/de/terms.
Subscribing to our newsletter requires a double opt-in. This means you only will receive our newsletter after your have instructed us to activate the service followed by confirming your instruction again by clicking the relevant link contained in our subscription confirmation email. When you subscribe to our newsletter, we store your email address together with the subscription date. We use this information to make sure no third party has been subscribing using your email address without your knowledge or consent. If you no longer want to receive our newsletter, you may unsubscribe at any time.
Our newsletter code contains a web beacon, means a tiny file that is accessed by the MailChimp servers to create a server log containing information relating to the type and version of browser you use, your IP address, and date and time of the request. MailChimp uses this information to improve their services with regard to service features, target audience, and recipient preferences based only location (detected by the recipient’s IP address). MailChimp also collects data on whether the newsletters are read, when they’ve been read, and which of the embedded links were clicked in the process. These data may be correlated to individual newsletter subscribers for technical reasons. However, neither we nor MailChimp will track individual newsletter readers over time. We collect the information for the sole purpose of identifying the reading preferences of our subscribers in order to serve more personalised content.
Job Applicants & Shortlisted Candidates
Applying for a job at our company involves providing a wide range of information, including you personal details, your contacts, your professional background, work experience and qualifications. You may also submit cover letters and letters of reference in electronic form.
Moreover, in and compliance with Germany’s Equality Act (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz), please do not provide any personal information relating to your ethnic background, race, gender, religion, ideology, disabilities, age, sexual identity or sexual orientation, union memberships, and physical or mental illnesses, as well as information that might infringe the copyrights, intellectual property right or any statutory right held by a third party.
We collect and use your personal information for purposes related to your application, seeking employment at our company. We do not pass on your data to third parties. If you submit your application online, we collect your name home address, telephone number, email address and other details solely for the purpose to contact you with regard to your application. If your application is successful, we may use your information for administrative purposes. Your online application will be processed by a designated HR team that will not share your personal information with anyone else. Your data will not be stored on servers based outside of Germany.
If you application does not result in employment at our company, we are required by law to hold on to your information for a period of up to six months, to be able to answer questions related to the process and success of your application. We may keep your information longer than the period stipulated by law after obtaining your prior written consent, to inform you of future job opportunities arising at our company that fit your profile. Otherwise, your personal data will be deleted.
Using Our Forum (Community)
If you want to post on our forum pages you need to sign up using our online form. However, you may view forum content without registering. Moreover, posting under your own name is not mandatory, you may use an alias. After you submitted the online registration form, we’ll send you an email containing a verification link (double opt-in). Click the link to activate your account. At the time our system activates your account, you enter into a free-of-charge user agreement with us. Once your account is active, and you have logged on to our forum pages, we collect and store your login details, your activities on our forum pages including your postings, your user profile, messages, signatures, account dashboard settings, and your user history until you sign out again. We only use the above information to operate our community platform. If you post content on our pages, we collect your IP address, and date and time of the postings, and store them for a period of seven (7) days. We are allowed to do so by law (§6, 1b, 1f GDPR), to protect us against third-party claims regarding illegal, defamatory or factually incorrect content posted by our community members. Moreover, we collect and keep your name and email address for the purpose of contacting you in the case of a third party making a complaint about content posted by you. If you delete your account, your username will change to "Guest", and your past posts will stay visible and searchable for all our community members. Any other data we hold about you will be deleted. If you wish your forum contributions to be removed as well you'll need to notify our webpage, admin, using above contacts PRIOR to deleting your account as posts can no longer be matched and, therefore, deleted once your account has been canceled.
You have the right to be notified if your personal data are collected, to request the personal data we hold about you to be disclosed to you, to request your personal data to be amended, deleted or their use by us to be limited, to data portability and the right to make a complaint to the respective data protection authority of your country. Your principal rights under data protection law are
Right to Access
You may request to be informed as to whether we collect your personal information, and if we do, how we use your data.
Right to Rectification
If we process personal data that are incomplete or incorrect, you may request the respective information to be supplemented/amended at any time.
Right to Erasure
You may request personal information we hold on you to be deleted if our use of your data is against the law, or constitutes an infringement of your interest deemed unacceptable. We will delete your personal information immediately unless required otherwise by law.
Right to Restrict Processing
You may request limited processing of your personal information if:
- you contest the accuracy of the data we hold on you. In this case, we limit the use to an absolute minimum until we have ascertained whether your personal detail is correct;
- our use of your data does not conform with the law, however, you do not want your data to be deleted but requesting limited use instead;
- we do no longer require your data for the purpose they were collected for but you still need the information to exercise your rights or make a complaint;
- you objected to your personal information being processed by our company.
Right to Portability
You have the right to receive your personal data from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format that enables you to transfer the information to another party without the necessity of our involvement if:
- the data processed with your consent or for the purpose of fulfilling a contractual agreement entered into by you and us, and
- such processing is carried out by automated means.
You may request your personal data being transferred directly from us to a party of your choice subject to the technical requirements being in place.
Right to Withdraw Consent
To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. If you withdraw your consent we will stop collecting and using your personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights, and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims. However, you withdraw your consent to us processing your personal information for marketing purposes without giving a reason.
Right to Complain to Supervisory Authority
If you believe our processing of your personal information infringes German or EU data protection laws, please get in touch immediately. It goes without saying that you may also contact the respective supervisory data protection authority in your country. If you would lodge a complaint please call or email our data protection officer. N.B. We are entitled to ask for proof of identity.
Enquiries and Notifications
If you have any questions about the protection of your personal information at Conrad Connect, please contact
Projekt 29 GmbH & Co. KG
Tel +49 (0) 941 2986 930
Fax +49 (0) 941 2986 9316